Stevie Crawford has discussed the role Jackie McNamara plays at Dunfermline.

The Pars are currently enduring a sticky run of form. They’ve lost five on the bounce and face a huge game against Dundee this evening at East End Park.

Big game ahead. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There’s been transfer business going on at the club too. Crawford’s lost players like Greg Kiltie and Harry Cochrane so far and has brought in Ethan Ross and Dom Thomas from Aberdeen and Kilmarnock respectively.

One person currently working behind the scenes is Jackie McNamara. Ahead of the televised BBC clash, Crawford has opened up on what his former Scotland youth pal gets up to in Fife.

“I do not speak to Jackie on a daily basis. Jackie is here to be a sound bite in terms of bouncing football stuff off the chairman,” explained Crawford. “I go back to my under 21 days with Jackie when I roomed with him. I have got a good relationship and one that I trust.

McNamara is in and around the Dunfermline setup.

McNamara is in and around the Dunfermline setup. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

“He is a sounding board for myself because at times like this, as difficult as it becomes management is a lonely place win lose or draw.

“There is always something going on behind the scenes and Jackie has been there and done it. It is great that I have that relationship there with Jackie. Also I know that he has the best interests for this football club.

“That is the strongest thing that I can put across. Jackie has been successful as a player and he has been successful in management.

Been around the block. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

“He is a guy who I have the utmost respect for and I would be silly not to have conversations and speak about things that mean a lot to us about this place.”

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